Department of Sociology
University of British Columbia
Office: AnSo 1319
Phone: (604) 827-3135
B.A. Princeton University
M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Work, Social Inequality, Gender, Economy, Culture.
Culture and markets, inequality, gender, consumption, service work, China.
consumption and inequality in China, culture and social change in Chinese marketplaces.
Hanser, Amy. 2008. Service Encounters: Class, Gender, and the Market for Social Distinction in Urban China. Stanford University Press.
Articles and Book Chapters
Hanser, Amy. 2012. “Class and theService Encounter: New Approaches to Inequality in the Service Workplace.” Sociological Compass, 6(4):293-305.
Hanser, Amy. 2012. “Yellow Peril Consumerism: China and North America in an Era of Global Trade.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2011.631559
Hanser, Amy. 2010. “Uncertainty and the Problem of Value: Consumers, Culture and Inequality in Urban China” Journal of Consumer Culture 10(3):307-332.
Hanser, Amy. 2009. "Yellow Peril Consumers: China, North America and an Era of Global Trade," in K. Merkel-Hess, K. Pomeranz, and J. Wasserstrom, eds, China in 2008: A Year of Great Significance. Rowman & Littlefield.
Hanser, Amy. 2007. "Is the Customer Always Right? Class, Service and the Production of Distinction in Chinese Department Stores." Theory & Society, 36(5):415-35.
Hanser, Amy. 2006. "Sales Floor Trajectories: Distinction and Service in Postsocialist China," Ethnography, 7(4):461-491.
Hanser, Amy. 2006. "Serving the State, Serving the People," in J. Eyferth, ed., How China Works. London: Routledge.
Hanser, Amy. 2006. "A Tale of Two Sales Floors: Changing Service Work Regimes in China," in C. K. Lee, ed., Working In China: Ethnographies of Labor and Workplace Transformation. London: Routledge.
Hanser, Amy. 2005. "The Gendered Rice Bowl: The Sexual Politics of Service Work in Urban China," Gender & Society, 19(5):581-600.
Hanser, Amy. 2004. "Made in the P.R.C.: Consumers in China," Contexts, 3(1): pp.13-19.